Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Baby Quilt - Not Quite Low Volume

A non-quilty friend is having a baby - a baby girl - due late April, and of course every baby does need a quilt ... and a quilt makes a practical and personal gift. The quilt design is loosely based on the Tiffany Quilt Pattern (I have turned the center square into three equal strips).


Rather than limit myself to using only low volume fabrics, I have this time also included slightly "noisier" fabrics ~ prints with a light/white background but also with plenty of color.   I have not favored any particular color palette using blue, green, pink, orange, grey and yellow, as well as small and larger scale prints.  It all seems to work.  As always, anything goes.


For the back of the quilt I have used a cute print from the Little Apples collection by Aneela Hoey (Tortoises).  It's rather the perfect fabric for a baby quilt.  So sweet.  


For  the quilt binding I have used a soft baby pink/white stripe fabric.  There were no details on the fabric selvage but I believe it is from the Color Basics range by Lecien.
Shhh!  Don't Wake the Baby
36.5 inches x 48.5 inches

Ready for wrapping and gift giving.   

Rita

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41 comments:

  1. Beatiful!!!!! Wonderfulllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hugs

    Maria Filomena

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  2. love, the front : )
    Found and ordered a couple of yards of backing print. Your right it is perfect for baby.
    Well done !

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  3. Completely gorgeous! I'm sure it will be well loved.

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  4. I love it, Rita! I'm really wanting to make a low volume baby quilt, and love your idea of using colors on white to "pop" it up!

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  5. Lovely! I am afraid of using white for a baby. Or for me :)

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  6. That is one really lovely quilt! I'm sure your friend will be more than delighted with such a lovely and loving gift. :)

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  7. I can't tell you how much I adore the fabrics in this quilt! The light backgrounds but tons of colour are just the best. Nicely done! I'm sure it will be well loved :)

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  8. This is fantastic, I really like the low volume-ness here!

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  9. Adorable! I love to randomness of it :)

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  10. It is beautiful, as usual, Rita! Low volume color play is something else, isn't it? So fun to see how you can throw a bunch of prints together and they all magically work.

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  11. what a fun little quilt! I know they will love it.

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  12. Lovely quilt! Will be a cherished gift.

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  13. Another one of your brilliant collaborations. So simple yet stunning ; )

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  14. This may be my favorite quilt I have ever seen you make (and I love everything you do!) Those tiny grey flowers may be the absolute perfect grey and that binding is divine!

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  15. Another gorgeous quilt! Love the backing fabric for a little girl, it is so precious!

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  16. It is gorgeous. It is probably as low volume as I could ever make. I am not good at "quiet" quilts

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  17. It's beautiful! Striped bindings are my favorites, and your tidy little mitred corner looks perfect. I really like your mix of prints, too -- you make combinations that look so effortless that they appear random (but I've tried ACTUAL random fabric selection, and THOSE results were NOT pretty!). Lucky baby, lucky friend!

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  18. Pretty! The pink striped binding is really sweet.

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  19. Such a lovely quilt. Love all the different fabrics and how the colours go together so beautifully. And of course the pink and white binding is perfect. A gorgeous gift which will be treasured.

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  20. This is so adorable. Straying from typical baby prints was a great idea. They will love it.

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  21. As usual, absolutely fantastic. You make the fabric selection seem so easy and you have such a wonderful collection of the most gorgeous prints.What a lovely gift for your friend and her baby

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  22. Gorgeous,your friend will love it.xx

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  23. Rosemary B here: this turned out really beautiful!
    I do love the lighter colors together very much.
    Your invented block is really pleasing to look at.
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration, Rita!

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  24. Very cute! I used the Little Apples collection to make aprons for the little girls in our family for Christmas - it's such a fun collection!

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  25. This is a beautiful quilt and what a wonderful gift for the baby.
    You are so prolific in your quilting! I wish I had your energy. :-)

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  26. I love the way the sweet pink stripes in the binding change this from a wonderful quilt to a perfect baby quilt!

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  27. This is such a sweet quilt, Rita. And I love your signature striped binding but in a soft pink--perfect. This will definitely be a well-loved quilt!

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  28. Wonderful baby quilt! Love the binding. how wide do you cut it, is it double and how deep do you sew, ie. 1/4 in, 1/2 in? I would love to know. Thanks, Denise

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  29. Love the fabric. Such soft colors and prints and then some nice bright ones. Thanks.

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  30. Absolutely beautiful! You are correct as usual, the colors all work beautifully. Mama will be so happy to receive such a wonderful gift.

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  31. love the large variety of fabrics you have used here

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